Artist Information for Kathleen Kastles
My artwork continually evolves as I explore new ways to interpret the photos I take, The opportunity to capture candid moments has been facilitated by my constant companion—my smartphone. Happily, even the out of focus photos can be manipulated in a photo app to result in a design I’m eager to paint. Recent works play with complementary colors, high contrast and saturation, and capitalize on how a viewer’s distance from the artwork can affect perception.Images scroll down to view all
Stroller22” x 29”   Photo by Xinia Productions
High contrast, an edgy composition, and saturated analogous colors imparts an air of mystery to this static image of a child in his stroller.
Heliophobia38.75” x 24”   Photo by Xinia Productions
The blistering heat of the sun is depicted with intensely saturated colors. The viewer feels its oppression, and welcomes the shady relief cool colors provide.
Lovers38.25” x 20.625”   Photo by Xinia Productions
A languid Sunday afternoon. Nowhere to meet except in a nearly deserted Barcelona byway. Cool colors and liquid shapes enhance a sense of unhurried relaxation yet contrast strongly with the heat of courtship.
Exhaustion27.75” x 27.25”   Photo by Xinia Productions
It's always hard for a man to accompany a woman shopping. It's boring and takes way too long. "Mommy, I'm too big to ride in a shopping cart! I want to push this kid-sized cart. Stop putting more things in, Mommy. It's too heavy. I wanna go home. I'm tired!"
Yellow Hat16 3/8” x 24 1/4”   Photo by Xinia Productions
Combining a primary color scheme with high contrast and saturation lends movement to a vibrant street scene.